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Welcome to Sunday Puzzle, Daily Kos's weekly puzzle party!

On tap tonight: a new JulieCrostic, two new Crypto-Gremlins, and the answer (or at least a link to the answer) to last week's garnetS.

There was one Catch Phrase puzzle in last week's potluck which went unsolved. If you're curious what the answer to

garnetS

is, you can find the answer here.

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Here are the clues for tonight's JulieCrostic. If you're familiar with JulieCrostics, jump right in! If you're new to Sunday Puzzle and don't yet know how JulieCrostics work you can find complete instructions in the bottom part of this diary.

 1. medium
 2. mortal Christianity
 3. greek god
 4. humanist skeptic
 5. swing around
 6. capital city
 7. top
 8. sullies
 9. true heart
10. submachine guns
11. Twilight time
12. Tea Party rally if no one is there
13. fix
14. Leo nine
15. one following another
16. before space
17. without exception
18. word on the wall
19. Will A.
20. descriptive of Newt Gingrich, Mark Sanford, or Rush Limbaugh
21. continue
22. Parker's love
23. infamous camp field
24. rapture
As usual for a Sunday night it would probably be wise:
  • (a) not to trust the clue capitalization;
  • (b) not to trust the clue punctuation;
  • (c) not to trust the way the clues are grouped (the gremlins like to put the clues into tidy little bunches of three regardless of how many answers there actually are in a row);
  • (d) and (just to play it safe) to be a little wary of word spacing.

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In the mood for more mental workout? Here's a new Crypto-Gremlin.

(Crypto-gremlins are a special kind of cryptogram -- ones which can't be solved by online programs which run through and test out every possible letter substitution, but which can be solved by reasoning and creative thinking. If you're not familiar with this kind of puzzle you can find a detailed explanation of how they work here.)

My verbose Rov Moigon Atqoirtix Fliygo Fliygbyo’gn kioggt ftrzoiorfo bt at qtry ztioqoin. Cersx, sebt utro lxrsiosy ztxiboorn cyrxbogo, mybx ledctgbe syst.

Ueble Ktddybbo pyre Blo Rebytrx

The words in bold are a quote; the unbolded words tell who said it.

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And here's another, which I had considered posting last night (it relates to last night's JulieCrostic) but decided it might be too difficult for a warm-up diary. But it should be just right for a Sunday evening, so here it is:

Do ask more wighs aolugaonc Isvepnufoayc buag lts yvsfuonc isnsflugag lg isvnofs lts nols He.Ye. Isvg. Fu.Ku. Punng Cgeabo wsoleisys yghsltuabu dgnre, yghsltuabu ask, yghsltuabu pgiigksro, pelc aglu hefts ltols kuyg lies.
Have fun, and I hope to see you in comments!
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